John Erck has been named vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective August 23.
Erck will join UAMS from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. As senior director of development and external relations, he led the college’s successful Campaign Arkansas development efforts.
“I look forward to working with John,” said Dr. Cam Patterson, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “He has accomplished impressive things at the University of Arkansas, and I am confident his efforts at UAMS will help support our mission of achieving a better state of health for all Arkansans.”
Prior to joining the Walton College of Business, Erck served as director of development for Razorback athletics. Erck came to UA from Vanderbilt University, where he was the director of major gifts and the associate director of athletic development.
“As the state’s only academic medical center, UAMS plays an important role in the health and well-being of Arkansans,” said Erck. “I look forward to the chance to support the great work being done at UAMS.”
Erck graduated from the University of Kansas’ William A. White School of Journalism with a bachelor of science in business communication. He earned his master of arts in sport administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he later worked as the assistant director of membership for the university’s Rams Club.
Erck serves on the board of Economics Arkansas, a private nonprofit educational organization to promote economic literacy in Arkansas, and the Donald W. Reynold Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville.